Collection: BC Incunabula: Incunabula (Brotherton Collection)

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Title: [Compendium theologicae veritatis]

Level: Item 

Classmark: BC Incunabula/ALB

Creator(s): Hugo Argentinensis (ca.1210- ca.1270)

Additional creator(s): Albertus Magnus, Saint (1193?-1280) (Other); Zainer, Johannes (Printer); Brotherton, Edward Allen 1st baron (1856-1930) (Former owner)

Publisher: per Joha[n]nem zainer impressum; Johann Zainer

City: vlma [Ulm]

Date: [about 1478-1480]

Main language: Latin

Size and medium: [162] leaves

Persistent link: https://library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/37053 

Printed items catalogue: http://lib.leeds.ac.uk/record=b3426865

Collection group(s): Incunabula

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Description

Imprint from incipit on leaf [2r] which reads: Theoloyce veritatis co[m]pendium alphabetico ordine registratum ac in regali opido vlma per Joa[n]nem zainer impressum feliciter incipit.

Formerly attributed to Albertus Magnus.

With table by Thomas Dorniberg.

Printed with 40 long lines to a full page.

Initial spaces, no guide-letters.

No signatures or catchwords.

The first and last leaves are blank.

Indexed in: ISTC no. ia00233000.

Indexed in: Hain 438; GKW.I.599.

Features

Major initials supplied in red and green, with the first initial decorated.

Capital strokes supplied in red and green.

Leaf numbers added in pencil manuscript at the upper right of rectos, but not accounting for the first blank leaf.

Marginal annotations in black ink manuscript on leaves [45v] and [149v] in the same hand as the second inscription on the front pastedown.

Some worm damage to the covers and text block.

The two blank leaves are missing from this copy.

Bindings

Late fifteenth- or early sixteenth-century German binding of blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards. The upper and lower covers are decorated with a border of quadruple fillets with roundels containing a rose motif. On the upper cover is a central panel containing small lozenge-shaped stamps with a bird motif, possibly a stork or crane, within diagonal fillets. Surrounding this is a running pattern of stamps featuring a stag, deer, a hunter with a bow, and trees. On the lower cover the central stamped panel contains small fleurs-de-lys surrounded by the same running pattern as on the upper cover. In the four corners of both the upper and lower covers is a lozenge-shaped stamp containing a lamb and flag motif. The spine has three raised bands and is gold-tooled with the words: Albertus Magnas [sic] Brotherton Collection. Venice 1473. There are the remains of a single decorated metal clasp on the upper and lower covers, with the catch on the upper cover. Size: 288 x 210mm. Leaf size 273 x 197mm.

Provenance

Ink manuscript note on the back pastedown, sixteenth-century, mentioning a [?]Johan Heimsle.

Inscription in black ink manuscript on the front pastedown: Sum Beatæ mariæ in Thennenbach... 1639.

Inscription in black ink manuscript on the front pastedown in a later hand: Ad Confessariatum in [...]

Inscription in black ink manuscript at the bottom of leaf [2r] in the same hand: Sum Joannis Franciscj Iº, above a partially rubbed out version of the same.

Cutting from a French sale catalogue on the front pastedown.

Coloured armorial bookplate of Sir Edward Allen Brotherton on the front pastedown. The book was most likely acquired before 17 June 1929 when Brotherton was created Baron Brotherton of Wakefield.

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